Dusty Baker’s reaction to his first World Championship win as a manager: You have to persevere

Before Saturday night, Dusty Baker was running most of the games at Major League Baseball History without winning the world championship.

Baker debuted as a manager in 1993 with the San Francisco Giants. They lost in seven games in 2002 to the Anaheim Angels. He didn’t make another one until last year, but Houston Astros He lost to the Atlanta Braves.

Finally, he has a ring.

The Astros have downloaded a file Philadelphia Phyllis In six games to win the second title in franchise history, and the first in Baker’s career as a manager.

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Manager Dusty Baker Jr. of the Houston Astros celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Series in Game Six of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 5, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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win one with Los Angeles Dodgers In 1981 as a player, but for a three-time general manager, this was a glaringly missing piece on the resume.

Becker was attacked by players and coaches the moment Kyle Tucker won the final. Now the oldest coach to win a world championship in MLB history, at 73 years old, his lack of a title has become a rallying cry for the home team.

“They were just as happy for me as I was, but it was all about us,” Baker told the Fox Post game team of Kevin Burkhart, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz and Frank Thomas. “I kept seeing those signs, ‘Do it for Dusty’ and guys were just ‘Hey, we’ll do it for you…’ I was like, ‘Hey man, that’s cool and all, but let’s do it for us, let’s do it from For the city of Houston and we’re doing it with the hope of all the things we’ve been through over the past three years. I hope it’s over.” You have to let it ride. Because these guys are some really good footballers.

He heard all the noise he couldn’t win and wouldn’t win.

But he was always a believer in himself.

Manager Dusty Baker Jr. of the Houston Astros celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Series in Game Six of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 5, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

Manager Dusty Baker Jr. of the Houston Astros celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Series in Game Six of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 5, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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ASTROS wins second World Series in franchise history, beating Phillies in six games

“I’m tired of hearing that.” He doesn’t do this, and he doesn’t do that.” All I heard was about what I couldn’t do. “But my mother and father are secular perseverance. And you have to persevere, you must believe in yourself.”

At the same time, he had his doubts when he was unemployed from the end of 2017 to the beginning of 2020.

“I didn’t know the time would come when I couldn’t get a job, but I knew that if I did get a job, the time would come. You keep on going, you keep working, you keep staying with it,” he said.

Now that he has a ring, there is only one thing to do.

“Party, party!” He said during the cup celebration.

Managers Dusty Baker Jr. and Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrate after beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Championship in Game Six of the 2022 World Championships at Minute Maid Park on November 5, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

Managers Dusty Baker Jr. and Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrate after beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Championship in Game Six of the 2022 World Championships at Minute Maid Park on November 5, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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and then?

“I want to win two.”